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The power of prosthetics

This lesson plan and classroom presentation explores some of the skills and knowledge needed to work in the field of biomechanical engineering. Combining knowledge from Biology, Design and Technology and Engineering, it asks students to investigate the design and development of a prosthetic arm. 

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IET Faraday STEM Posters

A range of downloadable classroom posters to support learning in science, computing and engineering. They link to curriculum topics including: forces,...

STEM Club Activity: milking it

This activity looks at the use of plastics. Because the manufacture of plastics requires huge quantities of oil and produces pollutants including greenhouse gases alternative sources of raw materials are required. This activity will enable students to explore how to make plastics and experiment with different...

Civil engineer: transport links

Oliver works for Mott MacDonald and help to build transport links. This includes providing an access road to a new hospital. Oliver got to use lots of different new software and come up with a 3D model of the access road and bridges along it.

Design engineer: building services

Senior Design Engineer Lee helps to make buildings as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Lee started out as an apprentice at NG Bailey, learning and applying engineering skills in work. He's now in his final year studying for a degree in building services engineering.

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Freelance sound engineer

Eloise is the creative whizz engineering the sound behind radio drama. She needs to use technical recording equipment to make a play sound as realistic as possible, transporting the listener to Germany, Paris, a swimming pool, or wherever the play is set. Eloise dropped into Tomorrow's Engineers on her way to Radio...

Civil engineer: Thames Tideway Tunnel

Sue Hitchcock is a civil engineer working on the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a new engineering project which, along with the Lee Tunnel and upgrade of London's major sewage treatment works, will update London's Victorian sewer system to cope with the many millions more people now living and working in the capital.

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Electronics engineer

Cadac makes sound desks and mixing consoles for exciting shows across the UK such as The Lion King and The Rolling Stones' tours . Glenn helps to design, write software for and test the mixing desks.

Structural engineer

Pete is a structural engineer who has worked on the impressive looking Velodrome, recently finished in Olympic Park, amongst other projects. Tomorrow’s Engineers spoke to Pete about the importance of fundamental maths and physics in making structures stand up and the excitement he feels when a new building goes up...

Apprentice construction engineer

Zavier is a 21 year old apprentice working on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium transformation project. Watch the video to find out what parts of the project Zavier works on, how he got into engineering and more.

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